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Although we found mention of Alpena during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Alpena was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists.

One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of Alpena. If you can help us locate Alpena, please Contact Us.




About Alpena
Alpena is located in Lewis County (Kentucky).

Our Pages for Alpena ...

-profile   General information about Alpena
-nearby   What's in the neighborhood around Alpena
-bycounty   Nearest communities to Alpena (By-County)
-census   Census information for Alpena
-tidbits   Tidbits and trivia about Alpena
-genealogy   Our Genealogy Helper for Alpena
-summary   Summarized information
-map   Interactive map centered on Alpena
-tripmap   TripAdvisor Tourism pages
-misc   Miscellaneous information
-wishlist   Things we would like to know about Alpena
-glossary   This page...

Footnotes ...



<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Alpena and then turned west". While Alpena could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Alpena as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Miller Creek to see Pete ... Miller Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Alpena could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

Since confusion between counties is common, we searched and weren't able to find another Kentucky community named Alpena.

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